Homemade Barbecue Sauce

By ADW|2017-01-06T10:22:29-05:00Updated: June 28th, 2009|Diabetes Recipes, Sauces & Syrups|0 Comments


  • 1 tbsp canola or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 3 6oz can’s of tomato paste, divided
  • 1 cup Splenda Granular
  • 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp liquid smoked hickory flavoring
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco (1 additional teaspoon for a spicier sauce)


  1. Place oil in a large saucepan and heat.
  2. Add onions and garlic and saute over medium heat until translucent (approximately 2-3 minutes)
  3. Mix the bouillon and hot water until partially dissolved.
  4. Add the watered bouillon, tomato paste, splenda, worchestershire sauce, dijon mustard, smoked hickory flavoring, salt, vinegar and tasbasco into saucepan.
  5. Mix ingredients with a wire whisk.
  6. Simmer sauce for 25-30 minutes stirring frequently.
  7. Refrigerate barbecue sauce overnight in a non-metallic container.
  8. Sauce is best if prepared the day before using. The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 weeks time.

Food Exchanges: Free.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 42 Servings
Calories:    15
Calories from Fat:    0
Total Fat:    0
Saturated Fat:    0
Cholesterol:    0mg
Sodium:    135mg
Total Carbs:    3g
Dietary Fiber:    0g
Sugars:    0g
Protein:    0g

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Spelnda Inc. Splenda is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics.

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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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